Arirang News Global Insight January 27, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke about the role social media played in mobilizing the attempted insurrection of the Capitol building on Jan 6. He also addressed how social media influences political polarization, adding that "the book is not closed on whether or not social media, itself, causes political polarization or whether these are deeper, larger societal forces."
USA Today Aleszu Bajak, Jessica Guynn and Mitchell Thorson Feb. 1, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a story examining how right-leaning social media platforms were used by groups fomenting the capitol riot.
The New York Times Linda Qiu and Annie Karni October 31, 2020 Our poll — which surveyed Trump voters to find out how they view his record — was mentioned in the New York Times.
Conversation Six Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker October 30, 2020 Our co-directors Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker recorded an episode for Conversation Six, a new platform for short-form podcasts. They discussed their recent poll, which shows that some 2016 Trump voters are defecting to Biden because they believe the president broke his campaign promises.
Bloomberg News Eric Newcomer October 9, 2020 Research shows President Trump and his supporters — not Russian trolls — are the driving force behind disinformation campaigns around vote-by-mail. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on the trend in this Bloomberg News story.
The Christian Science Monitor Peter Grier, Noah Robertson, Story Hinckley, Nick Roll October 5, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor on how President Trump’s COVID diagnosis could affect his approach to public health: It would take “a big change in character” to turn things around, he said.
CNN Business Marshall Cohen September 10, 2020 Twitter is expanding its policies around election-related false news, which could force it to keep fact-checking President Trump. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN Business about why the platforms are “terrified of being accused of political bias.”
WHYY/Radio Times Kevin McCorry August 11, 2020 WHYY's Radio Times interviewed our co-director, Joshua Tucker, on misinformation and disinformation, fact-checking President Trump, election integrity, Russian meddling, and more. Here's a recording of the conversation.
Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the electionZeve Sanderson2020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00
CNN.com Marshall Cohen July 15, 2020 Twitter attached fact-checking labels to President Trump’s tweets in May, but hasn’t done so to about a dozen of his untruthful tweets since then. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN about the platform’s narrow enforcement of its rules: "If we're actually worried about people's belief in the sanctity of the American electoral process, those tweets don't look any different to me," he said.
The New Statesman Laurie Clarke June 19, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the New Statesman about the pressure social media platforms are under to increase moderation: “If you are a progressive – what level of progressive voices could potentially be silenced by these kinds of decisions?” he said.